Diana Ross Biography
Ross followed her Oscar-nominated 1972 acting debut as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues with the critically panned Mahogany and The Wiz. Her private life also took a beating: her five-year marriage to a nice Jewish guy in the real estate business ended in divorce in 1976, and she moved with their three daughters to New York's Central Park West. She rebounded in 1979 when her new album, The Boss, went gold, and she continued her streak with 1980's Diana, which went platinum; it also produced three Top 10 singles. In 1985, the pop diva married Norwegian millionaire Arne Naess. She hit the charts again, in 1991, with The Force Behind the Power. In 1994, she starred in Out of Darkness, a movie of the week on ABC in which she played a schizophrenic who is repeatedly institutionalized.
Diana Ross Bio from Discogs
American vocalist, producer, and occasional actress. Working within groups early on in her musical career, she is equally known as an artist in her own right, and has released music in many genres; R&B, soul, disco, and jazz. Initial success came as lead singer of The Supremes.
Sister to Motown songwriter Arthur Ross.